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How to remove a water pump out of a 316. I removed

How to remove a water pump out of a 1988 316. I removed the bolts around the pump but it still won't come loose. With a lot of force I can turn it but not pull it out.

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Either their is a bolt in the middle of it that you have missed ,or what else i dont know without having it in front of me

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Replace water pump 1995 aurora

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Partially drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Water pump pulley bolts, loosen but do not remove at this time
    • Drive belt
    • Idler pulley
    • Water pump pulley
    NOTE: The water pump is attached to the engine with both long and short bolts, be sure to note their locations.
    • Water pump and discard the gasket
    NOTE: Note the locations of the 5 long bolts.
  4. Clean the water pump mounting surface. Fig. 1: Be sure to install the 5 long water pump bolts in the correct locations - 3.5L engine 9300z502.gif
    Fig. 2: Water pump mounting - 3.5L engine 9300z503.gif
    To install: NOTE: Be sure to install the 5 long bolts in the proper locations.
  5. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump using a new gasket. Torque the bolts to 124 inch lbs. (14 Nm).
    • Water pump pulley
    • Idler pulley. Torque the bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
    • Drive belt
  6. Refill the cooling system.
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Serpentine belt
    • Heater and bypass hoses from the water pump
    • Water pump pulley
    NOTE: The long bolt can be removed by aligning the bolt head with the frame rail hole.
  5. Install an engine support fixture.
  6. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Torque axis mount
    • Water pump and discard the gasket
    To install: Fig. 3: Exploded view of the water pump and mounting bolt locations - 3.8L engines 7922xg01.gif

  7. Thoroughly clean all the sealing surfaces.
  8. Apply a thin bead of sealer around the outside edge of the water pump
  9. Install or connect the following:
    • New gasket
    • Water pump. Torque the inlet and outlet side bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm) and the remaining bolts to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
    • Torque axis mount
  10. Remove the support fixture.
  11. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump pulley
    • Water pump hoses
    • Serpentine belt
    • Water pump pulley bolts. Torque the bolts to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).
    • Negative battery cable
  12. Refill the cooling system.
  13. Start the vehicle and check for proper operation.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Air inlet duct
    • Water pump drive belt cover
    • Water pump drive belt
    • Lower radiator hose and bypass hose
    • Thermostat housing from the water pump housing
    • Water pump from the water pump housing, by turning the locking ring with a Water Pump Remover/Installer tool J-38816
    To install: Fig. 4: Exploded view of the water pump housing and water pump - 4.0L engine 7922xg02.gif

  5. Install or connect the following:
    • Water pump, seat the locking ring
    • Thermostat housing to the water pump housing
    • Lower radiator hose and coolant bypass hose
    • Drive belt and drive belt cover
    • Air inlet duct
    • Negative battery cable
  6. Refill and bleed the cooling system.
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I would to replace the water pump on a 1988 6.2 chevy suburban ?

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Removal of water pump

Removing alternator drive belt, refer to Engine.
Release the belt pulley from the water pump.


Drain coolant.
Release water pump.


Insert two M6 screws in water-pump thread and press out water pump evenly from gear case.


Replace sealing ring.

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How to change the water pump on a ford escort 1.3gle 1986 model

  1. Let me know if you cannot see diagrams(happens sometimes) or if you have any questions
Just to make sure. I assume that you are seeing coolant leakage from around the water pump assembly.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Place fender covers on the aprons.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove the accessory drive belts.
  5. Remove the timing belt cover.
  6. Use a wrench on the crankshaft pulley to rotate the engine so No. 1 piston is on TDC of the compression stroke.
Turn the engine only in the direction of normal rotation. Backward rotation will cause the timing belt to slip or lose teeth.
  1. Loosen the belt tensioner attaching bolts, then secure the tensioner over as far as possible.
  2. Pull the belt from the camshaft, tensioner, and water pump sprocket. Do not remove it from, or allow it to change its position on, the crankshaft sprocket.
WARNINGDo not rotate the engine with the timing belt removed or serious engine damage could occur. The 1.3L and 1.6L engines are of the "interference type," meaning it is possible for the valves to contact the pistons if their reciprocation is not carefully timed and controlled. An engine allowed to spin freely without the timing belt could bend valves and scuff pistons almost instantly.
  1. Remove the camshaft sprocket.
  2. Remove the rear timing cover stud.
  3. Remove the heater return tube hose connection at the water pump inlet tube.
  4. Remove the water pump inlet tube fasteners and the inlet tube and gasket.
  5. Unfasten the water pump to the cylinder block bolts and remove the water pump and its gasket.
0900c1528008b2ee.jpgFig. 1: If equipped, remove the cover from the water pump 0900c1528008b2ef.jpgFig. 2: Unfasten and remove the heater return tube hose connection at the water pump inlet tube nuts from the studs 0900c1528008b2f0.jpgFig. 3: Location of the water pump mounting bolts-1.9L engine 0900c1528008b2f1.jpgFig. 4: After unfastening the water pump retaining bolts, remove the water pump from the engine compartment 0900c1528008b2f2.jpgFig. 5: If you are reusing the old water pump, remove the gasket ... 0900c1528008b2f3.jpgFig. 6: ... and carefully clean both of the water pump mating surfaces using a gasket scraperTo install:
  1. Make sure the mating surfaces on the pump and the block are clean.
  2. Using a new gasket and sealer, install the water pump. Tighten the bolts to 30-40 ft. lbs. (40-55 Nm) on 1981-87 models, or to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm) on 1988-90 models. Make sure the pump impeller is able to turn freely.
  3. Install the water pump inlet tube and the inlet tube gasket and fasteners.
  4. Install the rear timing cover stud. Install the heater return tube hose connection at the water pump inlet tube.
  5. Install the camshaft sprocket.
  6. Install the belt from the camshaft, timing belt tensioner, and water pump sprocket.
0900c1528008b2f4.jpgFig. 7: Radiator hose-to- engine mounted water pump inlet tube-gasoline engines 0900c1528008b2f5.jpgFig. 8: Exploded view of common water pump inlet tube and related fasteners-non-A/C type 0900c1528008b2f6.jpgFig. 9: Exploded view of water pump and related components-1988-90 1.9L engineDo not rotate the engine with the timing belt removed.
  1. Tighten the belt tensioner attaching bolts, then secure the tensioner over as far as possible.
  2. Install the timing belt cover.
  3. Install the accessory drive belts.
  4. Refill the cooling system and reconnect the negative battery cable.

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